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Zimbabwe Ex-VP declared fugitive over corruption

Former Zimbabwean vice-president has been declared a fugitive by authorities in the country over issues of corruption.
The state-run Herald newspaper said Phelekezela Mphoko had escaped from Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) officials who were set to arrest him on Monday, August 19.
The report said the vice president who served in the Mugabe-led administration was being wanted for abuse of office charges which he allegedly committed during his tenure in office
ZACC commissioner John Makarume has also confirmed that Mphoko had been classed a fugitive from law and anti-corruption officials were after him. The exact issue is yet to be established.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa took over who campaigned on a new dispensation in contested 2018 elections has vowed to probe all corrupt officials in the past.

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